OSHP investigating fatal accident on Route 7

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According to police, a motor vehicle accident on SR-7 has proven fatal. The accident occurred just north of Martins Ferry around Noon on Thursday. 

While heading southbound on SR-7, a dump truck reportedly lost a tire. The tire rolled off of the truck, flew up over the median and into the northbound lane. It hit a truck head on, going through the windshield. 

Lieutenant James Faunda of the Ohio State Highway Patrol says the passenger in that truck died on scene. The driver was injured and taken to a local hospital for treatment. 

Whether the fatality was caused by the tire or the truck itself is unknown at this time.

Ohio State Highway Patrol is currently investigating how the tire came loose. 

Stay with 7News for any updates. 

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